Virtual Connections 2023

We’ll be carrying on with Peer Gatherings
and Monthly Webinars.

2023 Gathering | October 19-22

Registration Open Now

DoubleTree by Hilton
Lisle/Naperville, IL

Countdown to FARM 2023









FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Folk DJ Showcase, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

FAI FARM Showcase Schedule

FAI FARM Showcase Schedule

Room 843 Saturday 10:30 Barnaby Bright10:50 Elexa Dawson11:10 Daniel Elixir11:30 Joy Zimmerman11:50 Annie & Rod Capps12:10 Katie Dahl12:30 Chad Elliott & Kathryn Fox12:50 Beth Bombara1:10 Aspen Jacobsen1:30 Ashley & Simson1:50 Patty & Craig2:10 Heather...

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Happy New Year!

As the calendar year begins anew and we all celebrate in our own way, the FARM board would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are grateful for the opportunity to have met with you this year for our Gathering. It was good to be with everyone again. The...

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FARM 22 Replay is Here!

FARM 22 Replay is Here!

We are gradually getting to the end of our post-conference wrap-up and we know you've been anxiously awaiting those workshop videos! For those who aren't aware, we recorded nearly all of our workshops and panels for the first time this year with plans to make them...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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